Music from Bach and Before

Our concert series is internationally known for presenting excellent historically-informed performances and brilliant musicians from around the world. We are fortunate to bring you some of the best performers in early music today in our 39th season.

  • The Aulos Ensemble: THE FINAL TOUR

    On October 4, 2020, we say goodbye to The Aulos Ensemble on its final tour, performing the highlights of the French Baroque that made them justly famous.

  • ACRONYM Ensemble: DREAMS OF THE WOUNDED MUSKETEER

    On November 8, 2020, we welcome ACRONYM, a string ensemble that has recently become well-established, as they channel the dying thoughts of a musician-musketeer wounded on the battlefield.

  • Parthenia: HOUSE OF HAPSBURG

    On December 6, 2020, our concert features the viol consort Parthenia performing 16th and 17th century music from the courts of the House of Hapsburg (Casa de Austria in Spanish), the Holy Roman Emperors.

  • TENET Vocal Artists: THE SECRET LOVER

    On January 24, 2021, for the AEMS contribution to the Tucson Desert Song Festival, we present TENET — Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn, and Virginia Kelsey Warnken — bringing to life vocal music by and for women composers and performers of the early Italian Baroque.

  • Alkemie: LOVE TO MY LIKING

    On February 14, 2021, Valentine's Day, we celebrate courtly love with music of the 13th century trouvères performed by the new ensemble Alkemie in song and dance.

  • Ensemble Caprice: SWEET! CHOCOLATE AND FRENCH MUSIC

    On March 14, 2021, rescheduled from last season, we offer the James Anthony Concert featuring Ensemble Caprice performing the greats of the French Baroque repertoire.

  • The Tallis Scholars: THE ARMED MAN AND THE VIRGIN

    On April 21, 2021, to close the regular season, we are proud to present the premier early music vocal ensemble The Tallis Scholars with Peter Phillips in a program including works by Josquin, Gesualdo, and Fayrfax entitled “The Armed Man and the Virgin.”

We bring you the best and we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Subscribers receive tickets to concerts at discounted prices. Tickets may also be purchased by credit card on this website, or at the door prior to each concert. Discounted tickets for individuals aged 30 and under are available for $5.00 cash at the door. For any concert that must be canceled, ticket holders can receive a refund, donate their tickets, or exchange them for a different concert.

Concert details, dates, and artists are subject to change.

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